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Posted July 4, 2012

bluebulletOn July 4th, US 236th birthday, did citizens, residents of the nation of the same name barbecue or smoke the meat?

blue bulletWhen something such as  "I shall return, I will return, I will assign blame, I will distribute blame, I will chastise you, I shall chastise you, you are an orphan, you are an urchin, for example, all  apparently are believed to have the same meaning or importance, but not really so.

blue bulletWhat's an economy, according to Adam Smith, the first guru of free market economics, is for? He simplistically wrote in "The Wealth of Nations,' there are "two distinct objects" of an economy: first, to provide a plentiful revenue or subsistence for the people, or more properly, to enable them to provide such a revenue or subsistence for themselves; and secondly, to supply the state or commonwealth with a revenue sufficient for the public services (Amartya Sen). What happens when a government is rather principally or nearly a plutocracy, can the same, with regards to the role of an economy, be said? 

Posted February 9, 2012

  • blue bulletDoes the Doctrine of Command Responsibility or Doctrine of Command provide for the criminal responsibility (including financial malfeasance) of Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, all other heads of state  (duly elected ones, de facto presidents) who assumed the office of the Haitian presidency before and after him   for the acts committed by their subordinates if they ‘knew or had reason to know that the subordinates were about to commit such acts or had done so and the superiors (all referred to above) failed to take the necessary and reasonable measures to prevent such acts or to punish the perpetrators thereof ’?

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    Does Haiti's president, Michel Joseph Martelly understand the concept (real)democracy, that it also implies freedom of speech and the press, and the rule of law, as
     he unreservedly continues to treat members of the nation's news media, lawmakers, others like his errant servants: "Don't you dare question me about my citizenship, boys, girls."  Answer

    Posted February 4, 2012

    blue bulletIntelligence, what's that? Did those in charge in Haiti prior to the last presidential vote once again prove that they lacked the faculty of thought and reason, even when many or all of them possessed university degrees, by failing to fully also investigate Mr. Michel J. Martelly to determine that he was more of Haitian extraction, that is he was also still a citizen of Haiti by birth, or corruption, as usual, obstructed their ability and willingness to do so, to avoid the very costly, painful constitutional crisis the very sad Caribbean nation once again finds itself in today? Answer

    blue bulletWithout a verdict of culpability by a court of law for acts associated with totalitarian dictatorship can 'Baby Doc' Duvalier be pardoned by Haiti's President Michel J. Martelly? Answer, the scholarly journal of democracy and human rights

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